Incidents

Unknown Location – Fri 28th Mar 2008 – Alert

Team paged by Police to help three 20 year old lads who said they were lost on the top of Scafell Pike in high winds and their tent was “holding up” in very strong winds. The team leader quizzed them for over an hour on their mobile to establish where they were and understand the …

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Upper Eskdale – Wed 26th Mar 2008 – Callout 15 in 2008

Team paged by Police following a ‘999’ call from a mobile. A family of five from Yorkshire which included two adults and three children under the age of 13 set off from Brackenclose, Wasdale to climb Scafell Pike via Brown Tongue, Lingmel Col. On their descent from the summit they made a navigational error and …

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Middleboot Knotts, Scafell Pike – Sun 23rd Mar 2008 – Callout 14 in 2008

Team paged by Police. Three male walkers in their early 20s had become lost on their descent from Scafell Pike. They were attempting the Three Peaks Challenge and had climbed Ben Nevis the previous day. They were well equipped but had made a navigational error. Weather conditions were very poor with driving snow, strong winds …

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Wasdale – Wed 19th Mar 2008 – Callout 13 in 2008

Team paged by Police. Lady in her mid 40’s reported overdue by her partner who was waiting at Hollins campsite, Eskdale. The missing person had last been heard at 12.00 p.m. saying that she was “in trouble” and heading back. She was training for an endurance event on Scafell / Scafell Pike. The Team leader …

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Yewbarrow – Sun 16th Mar 2008 – Alert

Request came in from a local hound trailer to save his hound which had taken a fall over Stirrup Crag on Yewbarrow. Two team members carried out the rescue and the dog was returned to the valley bottom.

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Piers Gill, Scafell Pike – Sun 16th Mar 2008 – Alert

Whilst out on a training day the team found a crag fast sheep, well down one of the gulleys. The sheep had been down the gulley for some time (all the vegetation around it had been eaten) and there was no way it could ascend. It was stuck with a 100 foot drop into the …

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Irton Fell – Sat 15th Mar 2008 – Callout 12 in 2008 (limited)

Cumbria Police paged the team to assist two female walkers who had got lost on Irton Fell. They were not on the high fell but above the tree line in the location of Flass. They had a torch but needed assistance. A limited callout was organised and the lost walkers were found by 8.15 p.m. …

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Lingmell – Sun 2nd Mar 2008 – Callout 11 in 2008

Alarm raised by an informant at Wasdale Head of a hypothermic casualty in the Lingmell Crag area on Lingmell. An RAF Sea King rescue helicopter was already working in the Lake District and was asked for assistance. The team assembled in the valley bottom whilst the helicopter went straight to the incident site and managed …

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Crinkle Crags – Sat 1st Mar 2008 – Callout 10 in 2008

Whilst the team were attending rescue Callout 17 in 2008 , another call came in for assistance. Two walkers had reported themselves lost on Crinkle Crags somewhere. They were high, in mist and above steep crags. Langdale and Ambleside team had searched the normal routes earlier that evening with team members and search dogs from …

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Corridor Route, Scafell Pike – Sat 1st Mar 2008 – Callout 9 in 2008

The team were paged by the police to respond to a ‘999’ call from 4 lost walkers. They had left Seathwaite earlier in the day, became separated from their larger group and got lost on the Corridor route. 5 team members were involved in the rescue, 4 went on the hill to locate the lost …

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